Bhullar finds place in Asian squad


Bhullar became the second Indian, following Jeev Milkha Singh, in the Asian team which also includes golf’s newest global superstar Ryo Ishikawa.

Bhullar was thrilled after he won the eighth and final spot on Ozaki’s powerful-looking Asian line-up and the 21-year-old vowed to live up to his captain’s expectations.

“This crowns a wonderful year for me. My ambition was to win my first Asian Tour title and to achieve that was very pleasing. And to finish it off by being selected to represent the whole of Asia in such a prestigious competition is something I could not have even dreamed of at the start of 2009,” said Bhullar.

Ozaki justified the selection of young guns like Bhullar and Ishikawa, saying, “It is good to see the future of the game here is in such good hands. These are the players who will form the backbone of future Asian Teams down the years.”

Jeev also welcomed Bhullar’s selection and said he was delighted that the youngster would be teeing off alongside him. “Gaganjeet has been recognised as one of India’s most exciting young players since he emerged as our top amateur a few years ago. I was aware of his potential even before that, and it is great to see he has made a similar impact on the professional scene this year, winning five times in India as well as claiming his maiden Asian Tour victory,” Jeev said.

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